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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner “Stable and Resting” Following Emergency Heart Surgery

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Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner is on the mend following emergency heart surgery.

The band announced yesterday that they were postponing the remainder of their current U.S. tour after Faulkner was hospitalized with “major medical heart condition issues.”

Now Faulkner’s partner, Mariah Lynch (daughter of guitarist George Lynch), has offered the following update on social media:

“Thank you to everyone for all your messages 🙏🏼 I will try to get back to you as soon as I can ❤️ Richie underwent major emergency heart surgery. He is stable & resting 🥳 If you know him, you know how tough & strong he is. So tough that he finished the show & kept the hair flips coming. There’s no one like him. We’d be lost without him 🌹”

Faulkner, 41, joined Judas Priest in 2011, replacing K.K. Downing. He appears on their albums Redeemer of Souls (2014) and Firepower (2018).

We’re glad to hear Faulkner is alright and hope he continues to enjoy a successful, full recovery.

[via The PRP]

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